Life After College Update: Things Are Looking Up
life after college update: things are looking up
Category: Girl Talk
Read Time: 3 minutes
Today my boss came into my office and asked me how things were going and how I was adjusting to this whole "life-after-college" thing.
First of all, that was so sweet of her to ask because as a seasoned adult, it's easy to forget not everyone is adult-ing as eloquently. And second of all, this whole "life-after-college" thing is actually going way better than I imagined.
As someone who graduated from college literally a month ago, I am genuinely and wholeheartedly enjoying my post-grad life.
Do I dare say more than when I was in college?
And I'm not sure if that's because I absolutely love my job and what I do...
...or because God has been holding my hand the entire time
...or because living in a one-bedroom apartment with my current roomie has been like a long never-ending girl's night sleepover (with dance moves and long talks and all the works)
...or because I have gotten really involved in my church and met new friends and other creatives (and started serving!!)
...or because I don't have to worry about test or quizzes or readings or anything school-related
...or because I have the freedom to do what I want and go where I want and have dinner or brunch or lunch with who I want all the time
... or because God has blessed the land of Houston with so many Mexican restaurants and nothing goes better with chips and salsa than happy hour margaritas after work
... or because I finally started this crazy cool blog and an outlet to express myself
...or simply because I initially expected way way worst.
Either way, life has been a ball.
A very fun, heels-off, loud pop music, late-night-sonic-runs, laughing-till-your-stomach hurts, ball. And I'm absolutely enjoying the crap out of it.
Now, by me saying this DOES NOT mean that there hasn't been any equally hard or sad moments. Actually, a lot of crappy things have happened. And I also know that not everybody is having such a hunky-dory time. So by me saying that I'm enjoying myself does not invalidate their feelings nor their experiences.
But this is hope for those afraid to graduate or that have graduated and haven't hit that "OKAY, THIS IS ACTUALLY REALLY FUN" season yet. This is for someone who was like me crying in her bed every day for weeks straight simply at the thought of graduating.
This transition is scary, y'all. And fear of the unknown can creep on you and steal every ounce of joy in your system. I was terrified. And looking back now, I'm not even sure what I was really afraid of. But listen:
If God is taking care of me like this, just imagine what He could for you.
Wait for it. It's coming.
And when it does... call me and we'll go get drinks. They don't call it happy hour for nothing. *wink*
Your Favorite Adult,
- Corporate Queendom
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.